STELLA MARIS

Hail, Star of the sea! Blessed Mother of God, yet ever a virgin! O 
happy gate of heaven!

Thou that didst receive the Ave from Gabriel's lips, confirm us in 
peace, and so let Eva be changed into an Ave of blessing for us.

Loose the sinner's chains, bring light to the blind, drive from us 
our evils, and ask all good things for us.

Show thyself a mother, and offer our prayers to him, who would be 
born of thee, when born for us.

O incomparable Virgin, and meekest Or the meek, obtain us the 
forgiveness of our sins, and make us meek and chaste.

Obtain us purity of life, and a safe pilgrimage; that we may be 
united with thee in the blissful vision of Jesus.

Praise be to God the Father and to the Lord Jesus, and to the Holy 
Ghost: to the Three one self-same praise.

Amen.
V. Hail Mary, full of grace, alleluia.
R. The Lord is with thee, alleluia.
Ave, maris stella,
Dei Mater alma, 
Atque semper virgo, 
Felix coeli porta.

Sumens illud Ave Gabrielis ore, 
Funda nos in pace, 
Mutans Evae nomen.

Solve vinyl reis, 
Profer lumen caecis, 
Mala nostra pelle, 
Bona cuncta posce.

Monstra te esse matrem, Sumat per te preces, 
Qui pro nobis natus, 
Tulit esse tuus.

Virgo singularis, 
Inter omnes mitis, 
Nos culpis solutos 
Mites fac et castos.

Vitam praesta puram, 
Iter pare tutum; 
Ut videntes Jesum, Semper collaetemur.

Sit laus Deo Patri, 
Summo Christo decus, Spiritui Sancto, 
Tribus honor unus. Amen.

V. Ave Maria, gratia plena, alleluia.
R. Dominus tecum, alleluia.
*Our Lady, Star of the Sea is an ancient title for the Virgin Mary, mother of Jesus Christ. The words Star of the Sea are a translation of the Latin title Stella Maris.
The title was used to emphasize Mary's role as a sign of hope and as a guiding star for Christians, especially gentiles, whom the Old Testament Israelites metaphorically referred to as the sea, meaning anyone beyond the "coasts", or, that is to say, sociopolitical, and religious (Mosaic law), borders of Israelite territory. Under this title, the Virgin Mary is believed to intercede as a guide and protector of those who travel or seek their livelihoods on the sea.
This aspect of the Virgin has led to Our Lady, Star of the Sea, being named as patroness of the Catholic missions to seafarers, the Apostleship of the Sea, and to many coastal churches being named Stella Maris or Mary, Star of the Sea. This devotion towards Our Lady with this ancient title is popular throughout the Catholic world.

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